I came to really appreciate the way Microsoft handled demos on Xbox 360. Xbox Live Arcade titles were required to offer them, and if you liked what you played in the trial, it was super easy to upgrade to the full thing right then and there. This functionality wasn't supported on Xbox One at first, but now it is, ID@Xbox head Chris Charla told Eurogamer.
"In the same way that we update the Xbox One OS every month, they update the development system every month -- or regularly, anyway," he said. "So that's something that we recently turned on. I don't think we've seen any ID@Xbox games yet that have shipped with trials, but we may well in the future. It's something that's open to everybody."
Microsoft has also been discussing possibly adding "some functionality" so people can search specifically for self-published ID@Xbox games on the storefront, according to Charla, because players have been requesting filter options. That'd be a good addition.
Get more destructoid: We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out
Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.